Jon face aux vents

A feature documentary by Corto Fajal

77 min - Color - 2011

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With Jon, a reinder raiser above the polar circle, it's a surprising nomadisme that we uncover : Traditional and modern way of life co-exist one next to another in a quest for balance.

In the sumptuous scandinavian moutains of the Sarek, in rythme with the seasonal migration, we share with him the best but also the worst, like that day when a part of his herd drowned because the frozen lac ruptured underneath them... Beyond the exotism of a life in the wild, his warm voice describes the search for balance between technological advancement and centuries-old knowledge : a subject of which the sens and humility question us... Corto Fajal, seduced by the alchemy, wonders about the fragility of this way of life, but also his richness : a possible answer to the environnemental disorder ?

A way to return to our own horizons ?

TV broadcasting : Arte, TVR, RTS (Suisse), SVT (Suède), Pologne, Corée, Japon, Canada

- Prix du jury au festival de Montagne d'Autrans

- Grand prix du festival International des films sur la ruralité (Ville sur Yron)

- 2ème prix wild life festival ( Japon)

- Caméra d'Or Festival de Graz (Autriche)

- Coup de coeur du public au Conviviales de   Nannay.

The crew

A film written and directed by Corto Fajal

Producer : Corto Fajal

Producer : John Erling Utsi

Color grading : Johan Tür

Director of photography : Corto Fajal

Editor : Ranwa Stephan

Still photographer : John Erling Utsi

Sound : Vincent Pessogneaux

Mixing - sound editing : Corinne Gigon

Post-production supervisor : Saya

Production : Arwestud Films

Production : Sami Kompania

Distributor France (Room outing) : Arwestud Films

Compositor : Sofia Jannok

Compositor : Axel Olle Sigurd Andersson